How's it a stupid reason? Elaine Chase's tweet sums it up perfectly.
We keep a standard for Magic art to portray strong female characters. Sexy is OK, submissive or damsels in distress is not.
Just because 90% of M:TG players are male does not mean that WOTC wants to do something that would mildly please that 90%, and alienate the other 10%. That's bad marketing.
The art for this playmat is not very far off from Ladies' Knight. They both depict women throwing themselves at a male figure. Even though the card is from a "humorous set", the fact they feel it ok to print the card but not this mat seems suspicious at best.
Uhhh.. Or a playing progression that began with MAGIC and continues with pokemon and then Yugioh.....
I believe what the article was trying to state there was there is a play progression of a person starting with playing pokemon, then learning about a slightly more complicated game in Yugioh and beginning to play it instead, then learning about a even more complicated and matured game in MTG.
User: What is up?
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Cleverbot: Playing some b-ball outside of my school. User: Are there any guys up to no good?
User: Outside of your school.
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Yep. Looks a lot like the standard bot. Strings you along for a little bit and then BAM! Viagra commercial.
Cleverbot: It became to modernized, it lost the initial feel.
Cleverbot (To myself): Your day became too modernized? How do you mean?
User: Can we talk about something else please?
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User: Screw the laws of the universe.
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